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September 2015

Dawn Clark Netsch


$5 Million Bequest from the Dawn Clark Netsch Estate Trust
Northwestern Law has received a bequest of $5 million from the Estate Trust of Dawn Clark Netsch. The gift will endow the Walter and Dawn Clark Netsch Scholarship Fund, which will provide financial aid for students at Northwestern University School of Law who are interested in pursuing careers in public interest law. More...

Carter Phillips Named One of the Most Successful Lawyers Arguing at the Supreme Court of the United States
A close analysis of Supreme Court briefs from 1946-2013 found Carter Phillips (JD '77) to be one of the two most successful lawyers who have argued in front of the Supreme Court. More...

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer Advocates for Reform of Rape Laws
In the midst of an increased spotlight on campus sexual assault and affirmative consent standards Professor Tuerkheimer is working on two projects with the American Law Institute addressing issues like the legal definition of force. More...

Professor Jim Speta Discusses How Law Adapts to New Technology on WBEZ
On August 20 Professor Jim Speta joined the Morning Shift on WBEZ to discuss how the law is grappling with new technology and social media. The conversation covered topics from net neutrality to technology surveillance. More...

54th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
The Northwestern Law Corporate Counsel Institute will take place October 8-9. This two-day event is designed by corporate counsel for corporate counsel to provide relevant updates on the legal issues that impact business today. Register with alumni code ALUMNUS2015CCI for a 10 percent discount. More...

N Zone Tailgate at University of Michigan
Join Dean Rodriguez and the Northwestern University Alumni Association on October 10 for an action-packed day with the Wildcats in Ann Arbor. More...

19th Annual National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference
The NLLSA Conference will take place October 2-3 at Northwestern Law and Loyola Law campuses. This year's conference, themed "Liderazgo y Comunidad," will include panels and programming designed to provoke thoughtful discourse on topics related to minorities' access to the law and public services, juvenile justice, education, and immigration reform among other topics. Representative Luis Gutiérrez will give the keynote address along with opening remarks from Chief Judge Ruben Castillo. More...

Dallas Alumni Club Launch Recap
Northwestern Law is expanding its Alumni Clubs program! The newest club in Dallas kicked off on August 19 with over 20 Dallas-area alumni and guests. The club offers a variety of resources including providing alumni access to a trusted personal and professional network, creating meaningful opportunities for intellectual engagement, and presenting volunteer roles that support the Law School in Dallas and beyond. More...

Alumni in the News

Looking at the Most Influential Writers Before the U.S. Supreme Court
Carter Phillips (JD '77) in Bloomberg BNA, August 19, 2015

Pioneering Woman Professor Leaves $5M to Northwestern Law
Dawn Clark Netsch (JD '52) in The National Law Journal, August 12

Faculty in the News

Prep school rape trial raises questions about teen consent
Deborah Tuerkheimer in PBS NewsHour, August 28, 2015

The St. Paul's Rape Case Shows Why Sexual-Assault Laws Must Change
Deborah Tuerkheimer in The New York Times, August 26

How does the law adapt to new technology?
Jim Speta in WBEZ, August 20

Chicago attorney goes on trial -- only this time as a defendant
Steven Lubet in the Chicago Tribune, August 16

Judge releases million-dollar inmate to secure mental health facility
Maria Hawilo the Chicago Tribune, August 14

College Tenure Has Reached Its Sell-By Date
John O. McGinnis, Max Schanzenbach in The Wall Street Journal, August 11

No place to live, sex offenders kept in prison
Alexa Van Brunt in The Courier-Journal, August 7

Why Is It So Hard for Wrongfully Convicted Women to Get Justice?
Karen L. Daniel and Judith Royal (JD '81) in Mother Jones, August 4

Mounting a defense against economic warfare
Eugene Kontorovich in The Washington Times, August 4


Upcoming Events

Chicago Alumni Club Cocktail Party
September 16, 2015
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Pope and John Lecture and Reception
September 29, 2015
Speaker: Stephen Patton, Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago
Lincoln Hall, Northwestern Law
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19th Annual National Latino Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference in Chicago
October 2-3, 2015
Northwestern Law and Loyola Law
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Denver Club Faculty Presentation with Professor Rob Owen
October 5, 2015
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Corporate Counsel Institute
October 8-9, 2015
Northwestern Law
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N Zone Tailgate at University of Michigan
October 10, 2015
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Alumni Awards Luncheon
October 23, 2015
Wieboldt Hall
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Alumni and Reunion Weekend
October 23-24, 2015
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Law Board Meeting
October 23-24, 2015

Minow Debates
November 10, 2015
Thorne Auditorium
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Chicago Alumni Club private IMAX Screening of Spectre
November 17, 2015
Navy Pier IMAX
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